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Conference Going net zero on green buildings to be held in Belgrade

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September 18, 2017

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The conference Going net zero will be held in Belgrade on September 27 with an aim to highlight the importance of green construction, its potential and role in the fight against climate change. It is organized by the Serbia Green Building Council (SrbGBC), a member of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), to mark the World Green Building Week.

Dragana Korica, the Serbia Green Building Council Executive Director, pointed out that this year’s World Green Building Week  is dedicated to the construction sector’s impact on climate change. “Global statistics indicate that buildings account for a third of the greenhouse gas emissions,” she said.

Korica added that this is also an important moment to support the activities of the Serbian state, which has been working on the draft of the new Law on Building Products. It is expected that the law will be adopted soon.

With the support of the WorldGBC, the Serbia Green Building Council, which gathers experts in the country, is dedicated to raising awareness in Serbia about the green construction and its potential.

Buildings and available infrastructure have a huge impact on the quality of life and the environment. Worldwide, it accounts for 30 percent of total energy consumption, 35 percent of natural resources and 12 percent of drinking water consumption, andover 30 percent of CO2 emissions, according to the SrbGBC website.

This is the seventh time that the SrbGBC marks the World Green Building Week, an annual worldwide thematic event organized by the WorldGBC in the fourth week of September. This year’s theme is #OurHeroIsZero.

Sharing knowledge and strengthening green building community

The conference’s goal is to highlight the need for green construction, focusing on the steps that need to be taken in the building sector to improve quality of life and prevent further climate change. The gathering should also provide insight into new initiatives in the field of green construction.

The conference will be attended by eminent experts who advocate green construction, as well representatives of relevant institutions, professionals, students and the media. It will be opened by the Assistant Minister the State Secretary of the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, Jovanka Atanacković and Aleksandra Damnjanović.

“The conference is also a call to action for all interested and motivated optimists ready to support what SrbGBC represents. Strengthening the green building community, providing green buildings for everyone, this is the way forward to fight climate change. Join us to launch an initiative together,”Dragana Korica said.

The conference Going net zero will be held on September 27 at the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Architecture, which is a member of the SrbGBC. The conference program provide more information about the gathering, its participants and agenda.

The entrance to the conference is free, but the number of places is limited, so all interested to attend the conference are invited to apply at info@serbiagbc.rs.

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